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chrach719 Apr 2012 12:15 p.m. PST

I got sucked in by the great wargames factory persian infantry sale. Now I need some Greeks to fight 'em.

I would like to hear folks' thoughts on the available hoplite models, factoring in appearance and price.

This question was last asked about 4 years ago according to the search function, but there are obviously new sources since then. Thanks in advance.

DeanMoto19 Apr 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

Here's a post that is about a year & a half old TMP link there might be a few new ranges (maybe some the newer plastics) that weren't review then. Dean

scomac19 Apr 2012 1:26 p.m. PST

I like Crusader. link


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2012 1:57 p.m. PST

I like Crusader too. Foundry World of the Greeks is a nice range as well but unless I win Mega Millions they are out of reach.

Scott, those are some mighty fine Hoplites!

Cyclops Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 2:04 p.m. PST

I heard that Alcibiades was quite the HILF…
I'll get my coat.

sillypoint19 Apr 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

Bronze Age Miniatures- BEST LOOKING hoplites. Factoring in appearance and price, Warlord/Immortal's plastics.

Tarty2Ts19 Apr 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

Still Foundry for me, and I like the mix. But with all the plastics out now, you could get an army together quiet cheap.

galvinm19 Apr 2012 3:23 p.m. PST

The best, hands down are Foundry. Price wise, NOT.

I have Foundry, Immortal, Warlord, Wargames Factory, Old Glory, and bits and pieces of almost all companies.

The plastics are great for filling the ranks (tho Immortal are a little on the small side), while, even with the price, I would go with Foundry for Command/special figs.

malekithau Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 3:24 p.m. PST

Gorgon Studios.

Sparker Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 6:36 p.m. PST

Yes there seem to be several plastic 28mm manufacturers out there, Immortal, Warlord and Victrix about to throw their hat into the ring with some fine looking 3 ups….

Not really my thing, Greeks, but given my propensity to acquire anything that's shiny and new, an interesting development…

Now thats another by product of the 28mm Hard Plastic Revolution, its too easy to get sucked into armies yoy would be able to steel yourself away from if paying for lead was involved!

Militia Pete Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2012 6:52 p.m. PST

Foundry are the best. Well sculpted and the bulk of my force. I also have Old Glory and Crusader.

Arteis Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 10:55 p.m. PST

Best looking hoplites? Without a doubt, the ones in the top right of this pic:


ashill4 Inactive Member20 Apr 2012 1:02 a.m. PST

I would wait until the Victrix range is out on sale before making any decisions. The masters look great but will that be reflected in the product that eventually makes its way to the on-line shop?

wargame insomniac20 Apr 2012 3:07 a.m. PST

I know that Immortal/Warlord did 2 boxes – Ancient and Classical to cover different periods (plus Spartans).

Does anybody know what period the Wargames Factory and Victrix Hoplites cover? Would they be suitable for time of Alexander?



Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2012 6:09 a.m. PST


Victrix will probably be best for the Alexandrian period as they are launching four boxes of later Hoplites including Athenians, Thebans and Spartans. One set called Mercenary Hoplites is intended for Persian armies in the Alexander period.

wargame insomniac20 Apr 2012 8:41 a.m. PST

Thanks Mick- I have not been following the Victrix models so that is good to know.

Looking at Wargames Factory set they did look as if they would be best for earlier periods with more bell curaiss (SP??).



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